Trending: UGA’s offense, Nick Chubb and … Jonathon Rumph!

Chris Conley snags one of many Georgia touchdowns. (David Stephenson/AP photo)

Chris Conley snags one of many Georgia touchdowns. (David Stephenson/AP photo)

Chris Conley snags one of many Georgia touchdowns. (David Stephenson/AP photo)

Chris Conley snags one of many Georgia touchdowns. (David Stephenson/AP photo)

Lexington, Ky. — These short takes are presented as a companion to the Georgia-Kentucky game column, which can be found here. Georgia won 63-31.

1. The Bulldogs didn’t punt. ‘Nuff said. They scored nine touchdowns, two on Isaiah McKenzie returns. They lost a fumble on a kickoff return. They knelt on the ball at the end of the first half and the game. Other than that, Georgia went 7-for-7. Seven possessions, seven touchdowns. (Not even a field goal!) Their 63 points marked the most the Bulldogs had scored in an SEC game since 1942. Some of it had to do with Kentucky, which doesn’t play much defense, but it’s worth noting that none of the Wildcats’ other opponents — which have included LSU, Missouri and No. 1 Mississippi State — broke 42, let alone 63.

2. Jonathon Rumph was actually trending on Twitter. It has become a source of amusement among the Georgia press corps that Rumph, a senior out of Holmes Community College, has been the source of what would seem a disproportionate amount of readers’ inquires the past two years. Rumph is an intriguing figure — he’s 6-foot-5, 218 pounds — who has had injury issues (lately hamstring) since arriving in Athens. He caught seven passes last season, four against Appalachian State. He hadn’t played this season until Saturday, in which he made four catches, one of them a one-hander, for 81 yards. At halftime, Kentucky radio man Jeff Piecoro said: “I saw No. 18 (Rumph) making catches, and I thought A.J. Green (once a Bulldog, now a Bengal) had come down from Cincinnati and was playing.”

3. Nick Chubb is flat-out tremendous. Over the span of Todd Gurley’s four-game suspension, the freshman from Cedartown has rushed for 143 yards against Missouri, 202 against Arkansas, 156 against Florida and now 170 against Kentucky. Had Gurley not been a Bulldog and Chubb been a starter from Week 1, and had those four games come early in the season, Chubb would have been what Gurley briefly was — the Heisman Trophy front-runner. Chubb has rushed for 671 yards as the starting tailback; Gurley’s four best games of the season (though not any four consecutive games) saw a yield of 700 yards.

 

 

 

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theoriginaltruth
theoriginaltruth

Bradley....do you ever notice how inept your employer's product is???????????


The staff that post the links to articles are posting your story from last week............last week mind you. A high school journalism class can get it better than this crap....


Oh and now they want us to pay for it.....unbelievable..... 

GT71
GT71

The new AJC - last week's columns - THIS WEEK!  How perfect for the AJC.

This is so precious, I'm emailing the link to friends in the Bay Area, Chicago, St Louis and Orlando.  They think THEY'VE got bad papers.

And oh yeah...the new format totally sucks.

BravesFan79
BravesFan79

The new AJC.... we might not have any new stories from an exciting week of sports, but hey.. we have ALOT of Pictures!  

BravesFan79
BravesFan79

Huge wins today all over the place... and all i can find on the AJC is stories about how Auburn beat Ol Miss and UGA beat UK???   Wow this site has NEVER been so horrible!

HuckFinn1835
HuckFinn1835

Revised Prediction: due to poor luck, cheating Bulldog biased  officials, dropped passes by Tiger players and unnecessary crowd noise"

UGA 31

Auburn 27

Anybody know of a good place that serves a good plate of barbeque crow?

NormanWhite
NormanWhite

Yo, HuckFinn1835...how does that crow taste?


Auburn 63

Georgia 27


Oh, wait,

Auburn  70

Georgia 17


Oh, wait

Georgia 34

Auburn 7


Enjoy Nashville.

HuckFinn1835
HuckFinn1835

@NormanWhite  I'm looking for a nice place that serves a good plate of barbeque crow. I bet I'll find one in Nasheville.....boo hoo!

wreckmaniac
wreckmaniac

Looks like another nat champ for UGA.

HuckFinn1835
HuckFinn1835

New odds ...just in.....Georgia's chances of beating Auburn: 2%...getting close to skim milk numbers.

Auburn 70

UGA 17

There will be a silent requiem for the Dawgs after the game; last rites will be at the Music City Bowl in December following their final loss to Georgia Tech. All Dawg fans should continue wearing the appropriate color, black, for the December interment service.

Wascatlady
Wascatlady

The new website is too convoluted, too busy.  If we wanted pictures we'd watch TV!  Get a clue, AJC!  Your readers (note the word) HATE it!

Dogleg
Dogleg

This new website format is awful.

GT71
GT71

This is a very nice Saturday for most all football fans in Georgia be they Dawgs or Jackets.  We have old-time rivalry games, both games are at home and both games matter - as much as football games can 'matter'.

May they both play well, clean and no one gets hurt.

And today, many Tech fans are pulling for UGA as we Techsters never really paid the Tigers back for that stunt they pulled so long ago greasing the RR tracks and tiring our top-ranked team.

So today, it isn't THWG.

But it soon will be.

mikefromlawrenceville
mikefromlawrenceville

Auburn will be the best team Georgia has faced this year. Georgia will about the 5th best team Auburn has played.  52-17 Auburn. 

mikefromlawrenceville
mikefromlawrenceville

UGA is going to get boatraced by Auburn.     It won't  be close.  You guys are soft.


HuckFinn1835
HuckFinn1835

TRENDING......

Auburn 63

UGA       27

georgiadawg98
georgiadawg98

Four weeks ago, University of Georgia running back Todd Gurley was suspended, first by the University of Georgia and then by the NCAA, for accepting money to sign autographs on sports memorabilia.  This week, the NCAA reinstated Gurley — just in time for fifteenth ranked University of Georgia (7-2) to take on SEC conference rival University of Auburn (7-2).


But while the NCAA is now ready to have Todd Gurley back on the football field, is it really in Gurley’s best interest to return?
Todd Gurley has nothing to gain, and everything to lose, by returning to college football.  If Gurley does not return, he will finish his college career having amassed  Todd Gurley Suspension Showcases The NCAA Cartel At Its Worst over the course of two plus seasons.  According to CBS's CBS +1.99% Dane Brugler, those statistics are good enough to earn Gurley a late first-round NFL draft selection.  Such a draft slot would translate into an estimated $8 million rookie-contract salary for Gurley.


Furthermore, if Gurley does not return, he is no longer bridled by the NCAA’s restrictive rules on athlete compensation.  He can sign with an agent, as well sign autographs for money.  Heck, he could even likely sign a sponsorship agreement with a company such as Nike or Adidas Adidas and immediately secure his family’s future.


By contrast, if Gurley does return, he not only delays these opportunities, but risks losing them forever.  Indeed, a single injury over the next several weeks could derail an NFL career, hurt his draft status, or destroy his marketability on even the endorsement market.
Sadly, we have seen a single college injury destroy a player’s pro prospects before.  For example, a single hit taken by Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday on November 1 against University of Southern California led to a severe break in the quarterback’s leg.  As Halliday recently tweeted, the NFL dream that he has worked for achieve his entire life is now in question.
Should Gurley really take the same risk?
Of course, those within college sports are trying to convince Gurley that there is honor and dignity in returning.  But this purported honor is more based on the leaders of college sports’s own self-interest.


If Gurley comes back and plays like a star, he could lead the University of Georgia to a Bowl Game.  The result could mean more money for the University of Georgia as a university, and perhaps the opportunity for University of Georgia football coach Mark Richt to renegotiate his already extravagant $3.2 million in salary.


Also, if Gurley comes back and plays like a star, it also gives the media a fun story line about a suspended player’s return and “rehabilitation”But if Gurley comes back, what does he really gain?  His suspension has seemingly deprived him of any hope at the Heisman Trophy, and his return delays his ability to earn a livelihood.  Plus, if Gurley gets hurt now, he could see a lifetime of hard work gone overnight and the prospect to earning a life-changing income immediately quashed.
I know Todd Gurley wants to help his team win the SEC conference and show the world one last time what a great college football player he has become.But in the big picture, it is just not worth it.


The NCAA protected its own financial interests by suspending Todd Gurley for four games simply for signing sports memorabilia for money.  Perhaps Todd Gurley should now protect his own interests over the college football cartel and suspend the remainder of his college football career.It is simply not worth Todd Gurley risking his future earning potential to protect the interests of the very same college and athletic association that four weeks ago turned their back on him.


"FORBES MAGAZINE.COM"

HuckFinn1835
HuckFinn1835

I absolutely love the new AJC website. The new bold fonts, easy access and great journalism make the AJC the very best. Thanks AJC! You should give your web administrator a raise, a Turkey dinner for Thanksgiving and an extra week off at Christmas! Great Job! You're the best!

LaKeisha
LaKeisha

@HuckFinn1835 
Mark, you need to tell the editors not to be posting silly crap like this.  Bad enough they make themselves look foolish, but it reflects on your readers.

HuckFinn1835
HuckFinn1835

@LaKeisha @HuckFinn1835 

LayKreisher,

Stop trying to flirt with Mark; he has no time to entertain your silly tommyrot. ok, Dahling?? Your coquettish behavior reflects rather poorly on yer ma.

HuckFinn1835
HuckFinn1835

Auburn Tigers 63

Georgia Bullpups 27

Everybody knows that tigers eat bulldogs; all that's left to consider is what's for dessert.

UGA Insider
UGA Insider

The AJC must have used the same contractor as Obama did to design this website.  It stinks but at least it didn't cost $40,000,000 and counting.

stendec
stendec

No nationals titles will be Mark Richt legacy Mark as long as he remains in Athens.


EVER!


Sorry but facts are facts.


BY THE WAY I TRULY HATE THIS NEW FORMAT!


Debacle in Jacksonville ended all national aspirations.


That was a gimme after Gator gag.


I even knew it after a terrible Carolina team whipped a heavily favored UGA squad.


This MIGHT be year Dawgs upset Bama to win SEC. MIGHT!


Mark Richt will not only screw Dawg Nation but entire SEC when playoffs open with no SEC representative.


That will happen if a two loss UGA unit wins SEC.


Best SEC team - Bama - will then have two defeats also.


The Selection Clowns will not leapfrog a team with two defeats over one loss squads with cupcake schedules.


So the Mark Richt legacy of never winning showcase games when it counts will continue for decades.


False Dawg fans want him so that is the way things are.


I weep for the true Dawg fans like myself.


Mediocrity reigns supreme in Athens! 

SnoopyDawg
SnoopyDawg

To pile on: the Blog format does suk, agree..  But this is "progress" (really BS). 


Seems like some technology changes format just for the sake of change..

DawgnIT
DawgnIT

The only thing worse than UGA losing to Florida this season is us losing to this new website.


The AJC brought no effort to planning this new roll out.

OH-IO
OH-IO

THIS FORMAT STILL SUCKS! 

GTRay
GTRay

As I type this, there are allegedly 163 comments here, but I see only about 50.  Where are the rest of them?

22Shamburger
22Shamburger

FUNNY as HELL most of the Posts are about how BAD THIS SITE SUCKS.....get a Clue AJC.

ScoreCheck
ScoreCheck

Everyone hide your iPhone, iPAD and wallet.  Nick is coming to Athens.

Mr. Negative
Mr. Negative

The thing is, there wasn't anything wrong with the old site. Did the same "guys" that designed whatever that is the Falcons are going to be playing in, design this site too?

b1mobley
b1mobley

This site SUCKS WERY BAD

GEORGIA97
GEORGIA97

The new look of this site blows.  Awful.

Goggy
Goggy

Pictures are cheap. Columnists (even bad ones) cost money!

BravesFan79
BravesFan79

Goodluck trying to find any game blogs, or even Shultzs or Bradleys daily blogs on an Android phone.   I literally looked for an hour, and all i saw was a bunch of pointless old pictures!    We arent 5 year olds needing pictures without words... we want CONTENT!

TrueFan1
TrueFan1

Ajc website hits are going to go way down because THIS SITE SUCS. I'm headed to BLEACHERREPORT for my stories if this keeps up

BravesFan79
BravesFan79

AJC's new slogan:   Big on pictures... low on content!  

DisplayName1234
DisplayName1234

could not agree more, worst web site design in history of man

BravesFan79
BravesFan79

This new format is HORRIBLE!   I cant even see any comments when using my cell phone.  

BJohnDawg
BJohnDawg

This is one sorry website. Jumps around, images don't download. This is totally unworkable as a source of information.Guess AJC is trying to drive people back to the print version.

OH-IO
OH-IO

FREE THC! FREE THC!